01 Dec BuzzFeed: People Who Have Recovered From COVID Are Sharing What It’s Like to Live With Parosmia
Ten months ago, 20-year-old Natalia Cano tested positive for COVID-19. Now she reports having a completely warped sense of taste and smell.
“I was working at my local grocery store in January, and unfortunately, that’s where I got COVID,” Natalia told BuzzFeed. “I felt really sick, but it was nothing extreme. It didn’t feel like I was going to have any serious complications.”
The weird part, though, is that Natalia had actually recovered from COVID a few weeks before her sense of smell and taste became completely distorted. It wasn’t until about a month post-recovery that she started to notice these changes.